Can you say that you are truly happy with the way your nose looks? If not, rhinoplasty may be your answer. What don’t you like about your nose? Is it the size or shape? Too wide or long? By asking yourself these questions, it makes it easier for you to tell your surgeon what you do not like about your nose so that he knows how to change it and what to take off or add on.
Before talking to your surgeon, you must be completely positive that you want to proceed with the surgery and that it is something that you really want. Once the surgery is done, it’s far more complicated and expensive to return to the way you were before the surgery. Remember that having surgery will improve your look, not make it perfect.
Are You The Right Age?
First thing’s first. Let’s make sure you are even old enough for this surgery. Many surgeons will not work on anyone who is a teenager or younger unless it is for health reasons. If you do come across a surgeon who will give you nose surgery, that surgeon is not looking for your best interest and is untrustworthy.
The reasons many surgeons wait until you are at least sixteen year of age is to ensure you are not just doing the surgery from peer pressure. Another reason is because most women do not stop growing until their early to mid-twenties and doing surgery on something that is not fully developed can lead to health problems later in life. If you still have questions about if you’re the right age for rhinoplasty surgery then contact a facial plastic surgeon.
What Happens Next?
If you are still thinking that rhinoplasty is your next move and you qualify for the procedure, you have to take into account your health. If you have good health, that means faster recovery for you. If you are in bad health or have a poor medical history, your body might not be able to recover very well after your surgery.
You and your surgeon should go through some basic exams to figure out if you are a good candidate for this. Your health also determines if there are going to be any side effects you following the surgery. It also determines the amount of your healing time.
Do You Think You Are Ready for the Surgery?
Once you had a chance to meet with the surgeon and find out that you still qualify for the surgery and are still 100 percent committed to your decision, you will be referred to an ENT specialist to examine your passageways and make sure the surgery isn’t going to cause problems with your airways.
If there is anything possible that could get in the way, most surgeons will suggest working with a couple surgeons; one will handle shaping your nose, while the other one will ensure there aren’t any complications with your breathing during the procedure. After your nose surgery, your surgeon should check in on you and make sure that your nose is healing properly and address any questions that you may have.